There will be no Coffee and Conversation this week. We will resume next week with a listening party for Carol Dyck’s Every Deliverance cantata. This cantata was first performed in Strasbourg at the World Conference of Mennonites in 1984, and after listening to it together, we will have the chance to discuss the work with Carol.
Loaves & Fishes is returning on Saturday, October 1, 4:30-6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. Loaves & Fishes is a family-friendly fellowship time. Bring a potluck dish and ideas for what we can do together this year!
Celebrate Thanksgiving with your church family! Lendrum will host a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Sunday, October 9, 2022, immediately after the worship service. The kitchen staff need to know how many people to prepare for, so please RSVP using the form below.
In the community
Mennonite Central Committee
MCC Alberta Annual General Meeting. The MCC Alberta Annual General Meeting is on September 28 at 7pm on Zoom. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the conversation! Register to join us at forms.office.com/r/AVRRuNBpvR or call the office at (403) 275-6935. Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email.
Harvest is upon us! We are so thankful to those who have supported MCC Alberta Grow Hope’s mission to end hunger. 94% of the original 310 acres have been sponsored, but the amazing thing is, our generous farmers have made an additional 60 acres available! Please consider sponsoring a Grow Hope acre this Fall.
Give Buckets of Thanks to families in need this fall! Call the MCC Alberta office at 403-275-6935 or visit mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events/buckets-thanks-2022 to register.Give Buckets of Thanks to families in need this fall! Call the MCC Alberta office at 403-275-6935 or visit mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events/buckets-thanks-2022 to register.
Peace Sunday Packet. Peace Sunday falls on November 6, 2022 and the packet materials centre on the theme, “Peace is More Than a Wish.” In this packet, we share stories from MCC staff and volunteers around the world. People who, regardless of their context, are asking important questions including:
- How do we humanize our enemies?
- How do we help others find peace when we’ve been victimized ourselves?
- How do we open ourselves to the wonder of forgiveness?
- How do we ensure peace is more than a wish?
To help you reflect on these questions, sign-up to receive this year’s Peace Sunday packet at: mcccanada.ca/2022-peace-sunday-packet
Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta
The MHSA invites you to their 2022 Fall Conference, happening on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm. The conference will be held at Kneehill Christian School in Linden, AB. There will be two speakers: Brent Wiebe on “Treasures of the Archives” and Menno Klaassen on “Donating your personal papers.” Katie Harder will be the MC, and there will be a light lunch to follow. To pre-register, email Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Common Word Alberta
ACWAB invites you to their annual Christian-Muslim Dialogue, held this year on October 29, 2022 from 10 am to 2 pm at Sacred Heart First People’s Church. The theme this year is “Drawing the Circle Bigger: Inclusion and Belonging as expressed in our faith tradition.” Find out more on their website.
Canadian Mennonite University
Consider CMU: Where faith and community matter. Join us for a virtual open house on Wednesday, September 28, 6:00–7:00 PM (CDT). Receive a tour of CMU’s campus, ask questions of our Admissions team, hear from faculty and current students. For more information and to register, visit cmu.ca/virtual-open-house.
CommonWord Book Launch. Walking Together: Intercultural Stories of Love and Acceptance by Edith and Neill von Gunten. Join us in person or via livestream on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 PM (CDT) for intercultural stories of love and acceptance that cover over 50 years of peace and reconciliation work. Guest panelists include Stan McKay, Norman Meade, and Clarence and Barbara Nepinak. Visit commonword.ca/go/2987.
Xplore: At the Intersection of Faith and Life – Xplore offers life-long learning courses investigating dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it. Learn about Paul the Radical Jew, biblical visions of the future, pacifism in the context of the war in Ukraine or dementia and spirituality. In-person and online classes begin October 5. For information and to register visit cmu.ca/xplore.
J.J. Thiessen Lecture Series – Robin W. Jensen, Patrick O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame will deliver three lectures on October 18 and19, in person at CMU. Dr. Jensen’s title for her lecture series is “Picturing the Bible: How Artists Tell the Story”. Visit cmu.ca/jjt for times and location.
The King’s University
King’s Online Silent Auction is now open! All proceeds from the auction support student scholarships at The King’s University. New items are being added daily! The online auction will be open until Friday, September 30 at 9:00 pm. View the items and place your bids online.
Fall Open House. King’s University’s Fall Open House for students in grades 11 and 12 is on October 15. Take a tour and learn about the programs and life on campus! Application fees are waived at the event.
The Everything Series. King’s University’s Public Lecture Series this year is on “Collective Moral Conversations.” Speakers will discuss topics such as religious pluralism, public goods, climate change, and political polarization over the course of the Fall semester. For a full schedule and more details, visit their website.